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Celeb R.E.: Rapper/Pimp My Ride Host, Xzibit's Porter Ranch Home Hits the Market

Joiners' image courtesy Instagram. R.E. images courtesy Broker in Trust
On August 19, 2015, the Porter Ranch home of Alvin Joiner aka Xzibit hit the market for $1.1 million. Xzibit is best known for his rapping game going all the way back to 1994 where he worked under fellow SFV resident, Dr. Dre. He later hit mainstream success with the launch of MTV's Pimp My Ride that was eventually cancelled in 2007 which led to a significant financial downfall that I will talk about later. 

Technically, the home is not owned by Xzibit but rather his wife, Krista Davis, who appears to have acquired the home from possibly her husband as a divorce settlement on August 30, 2011. Krista and her previous husband acquired the property back on September 30, 2005 for $1,030,000 near the height of the last housing market bubble. Coincidentally, this home is priced just at 6.7% above the purchase price probably to cover commissions. So anything less than that might trigger a loss. Krista and Alvin married in 2014 after several years together. Oh, and Alvin got arrested for a DUI on the day of the wedding. 

The home measures 4 Beds/3 Baths on 3,195 sqft on a total lot size of 5,527 sqft built in 2005. The listing description states (you can view more pics below which includes some of Xzibit's personal items):
Model Perfect home in Guard Gated Meadows/ Sorrento Community, custom 4 bedroom with formal dining, family room, office, media room, salt water pebble tech pool, spa, 3.5 baths with a view. Entry has custom stamped concrete driveway which leads to entry with Travertine floors and a marble pattern. Custom wood shutters throughout home, office has walnut floors and custom cabinets. Totally remodeled kitchen with Caesar Stone counter tops, Viking appliances, Italian back splash, Island with wine bar and walk in pantry. Custom cabinets with granite counter tops in garage. Downstairs bedroom has custom wood floors and shutters. Downstairs bath remodeled with custom sink, Porcelain tile floor and wall, Italian glass shower and closure with Rain shower head. Master bedroom upstairs has custom cabinets, surround sound, wood floors, shutters, view, Marble and Travertine floors in master bath with Jacuzzi tub and view. His and her closets with custom cabinets. Media room has surround sound, custom cabinets and black walnut floors. Intercom and security system with built in cameras through out. Approx $300,000.00 in upgrades. Home shows better then a model.
Images courtesy Breamarc Realty
Prior to the Porter Ranch home, Xzibit was living in a hillside Woodland Hills home (shown above) that he sold short in 2010 that was discussed at LA Curbed and The LA Times. The home measures 5 Beds/4 Baths on 3,160 sqft on a total lot size of 7,650 sqft built in 1976. The home was purchased on September 25, 2003 for $670K and sold on December 20, 2010 for $610K representing a loss of $60K but there was more. A default notice was filed on June 12, 2009 in the amount of $710,768.84 that the rapper owed. Additionally, the rapper owned back federal taxes for $22,196.28 in 2010, $205,485.49 in 2009, $435,487.34 in 2009, and $296,355.57 in 2008 totaling $959,524.68. He tried to file for bankruptcy twice in 2009 and 2010 but both were dismissed. Wikipedia states that the rapper's income in 2008 was $67,510 as as result of the cancellation of Pimp My Ride. Xzibit tried on numerous occasions to sell this home with the last known reported price at $1.2 million in September 2009. 
Image courtesy Bing Maps
Prior to the Woodland Hills home, Xzibit was renting another Porter Ranch home located across the street from his current home. The home (shown above) measures 4 Beds/4 Baths on 4,018 sqft that was last purchased on July 17, 2002 for $702,500. This home was also featured in an episode of MTV Cribs that I believe was aired in February 2001. Ironically, in the video, Xzibit states he owns the home but that is incorrect based on property records. Also, its possible that Xzibit was renting a West Hills home but cannot confirm.

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